Over the past six years, many of us have heard President Barack Obama jokingly called the “King” or “Emperor” of the United States. These references come from his repeated trampling on the Constitution and the fact that he considers himself above the law. Kings and emperors answer to no one. Certainly not to a congress or citizens.
Now that he has ignored Congress by giving amnesty to some 5 million illegal aliens, it’s no longer a joke to call him either king or emperor. Why? Because he has now called himself by both those names.
In 2011, Obama said, “With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed.”
Two years later, he said, “I’m not a king. I am the head of the executive branch of government. I’m required to follow the law.” Later he added, “I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed, and Congress right now has not changed what I consider to be a broken immigration system.”
There it is, in his own words. Only a king or an emperor could do what he has now done. If this action does not prove that Obama considers himself above the law, I don’t know what does. If he had wanted to grant amnesty to illegal aliens legally, he could have attempted to do it during the first two years of his presidency when Democrats controlled both the House and the Senate. For some reason, he waited until he could not do it
Even the liberal Washington Post criticized the president for going against his word. When a president knowingly and willingly acts in an illegal manner, he must go. There is no other recourse. Let’s see if Congress has the guts to do what’s right.
Does Obama’s action to grant amnesty to 5 million illegal aliens bother you? If so, what do you think should be done regarding his action and the remainder of his term?